A quick glance around the world wide web reveals a multitude of sports columnist scribing opinionated pieces on the zero-dash-seven Tampa Bay Buccaneers. From whether or not the team has practiced enough during their bye week to the reason the team is winless along with the journey the team has taken with rookie signal caller Josh Freeman, the supposed future of the franchise.
Fanatics have their own opinion as to why the team is winless and struggling on the field, but Rick Brown, of the Ledger.com surmises the three biggest reasons for the teams fall from grace is do in large part to the hiring of a green behind the eras first time head coach, the fifth toughest schedule and the team being devoid of leadership and having to rely on young unproven players.
Rick Stroud, of the St. Petersburg Times or as former Bucs general manager Bruce Allen calls him Dr. Stroud must be reading Pewter Report (must read for any fanatic) again. Something that showed up as part of Pewter Report’s insider coverage is now being scribed by Stroud as an original thought.
Stroud goes to great length to call Raheem Morris and general manager Mark Dominik out for the lack of a viable practice schedule during the teams bye week to get rookie Josh Freeman adequate reps for his first NFL start. Should they have adapted the practice schedule this week and next considering the team is winless and starting a rookie under center, you bet, but why use 49ers head Mike Singletary as an example, why not just use a coach who has won something to paint with broad brush strokes when telling the story of ineptness that is taking place at One Buc Place?
Then, there’s this piece by Stroud, which indicates the plan all along was to start Freeman after the bye week. But weren’t us fanatics lead to believe that Freeman was too ride the pine his rookie season by the front office and coaches alike? Now it would seem the plan is ever so loosely translated by the mere tabloid like sports media in Tampa.